With endless machinery and accompanying parts to go with them, it can be hard to differentiate what you should buy. Or, what you could buy; what’s necessary and what isn’t. Do you find yourself thinking: What is a shim – What is it used for? Here at Stephens Gaskets, we have over fifty years in the industry. Therefore, our staff have expansive knowledge on machinery components. Consequently, we will ensure you are investing in the perfect products to meet your requirements.

What Is A Steel Shim?

A shim is a thin piece of metal. It can be fitted between two components to reduce the gap and fit the alignment tighter in a form of machinery. When there is a gap between two components, there can be unnecessary moving. This can lead to wear and tear, potentially reducing the lifespan of the machinery. Therefore, fitting a shim will stop or reduce the movement. Consequently, decrease the damage over time on the machine. Here at Stephens Gaskets, amongst many other excellent value products on offer, we specialise in top quality stainless steel shims.

Shims At Stephens Gaskets

We offer steel and stainless steel within our wide range of materials. As leading shim manufacturers, our knowledge and expertise in the industry allow us to offer you the highest quality, delivered with best possible customer service. At Stephens Gaskets, our products have a consistent high standard of thickness, flatness and accurate dimensions. Do you require a specific size? Our bespoke service is available to suit the more complex requirements you may have. Our stainless steel shims are made with extra chromium. This creates a chromium oxide protection, to help prevent corrosion across the internal structure.

Furthermore, our steel is of the optimum quality, and is extremely reliable to use within your machinery. As passionate shim manufacturers, we are happy to discuss all the available products which meet your needs, so no matter what your requirement is, we can guide you with our knowledge and expertise to ensure you are getting the best products and value for your money. Our clients are located in and out of the UK, proving that we are a trusted and worthy company.

We have the availability to deliver the shims either rolled or flat packed. Additionally, we aim to process your order and deliver your product as quick as possible. For more information on our products and services, please visit our website. Or you can call us on 0121 544 5808, we look forward to hearing from you.

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